The following Q&A, with Significant Objects co-director Rob Walker, was published earlier this month by Good Magazine. Interviewer: Patrick James. Make Believe Mementos: Significant Objects turns cast-aside knickknacks into sought-after heirlooms — through the power of fiction. Rob Walker and … Continue reading
Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $20.53 Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $329.33 Coming up this week: Sara Ryan’s story will go up this afternoon. Stories of objects by Bruce Sterling, Rob Baedecker of Kasper Hauser, and more, coming soon. Still … Continue reading
Susannah Breslin, who wrote the story that made the Necking Team Button into a Significant Object, offers the point of view of a writer participating in this project in a great post, “The Story Behind The Story.” Defnitely worth a … Continue reading
Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $15.40 Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $247.30 Coming up this week: Stories of objects by Curtis Sittenfeld, Stewart O’Nan, and (later today) Todd Pruzan, among others. Still on auction: You’ve got … Continue reading
The following Q&A, with Significant Objects co-director Joshua Glenn, and project participant Matthew Sharpe, was published earlier this week by Jacket Copy, the Los Angeles Times’ literature/publishing blog. Interviewer: Carolyn Kellogg. One man’s trash is another man’s fictional treasure JC: … Continue reading
Announcement: We’ve just posted a page dedicated to the Significant Objects project’s press clippings. We’ll keep it updated. Earlier this week, Rob Walker posted an update in which he noted (among other things) that several journalists and bloggers have commented … Continue reading
Significant Objects launched one week ago — which means the auctions for our five opening-day items are ended. Let’s take stock, shall we?
THE IDEA A talented, creative writer invents a story about an object. Invested with new significance by this fiction, the object should — according to our hypothesis — acquire not merely subjective but objective value. How to test our theory? … Continue reading